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None of us is born thinking we are ordinary. Feeling special is an essential part of the human birthright. If you don’t think you are special, you won’t seek to contribute your gift to the world. -Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Harvest Time / Give Thanks

Saturday was another great day spent with my crafty peeps ... chatting up a storm and trying to be creative.
Despite the laughter, food and chatter I did manage to make a couple more cards for Thanksgiving.



SUPPLIES: Card stock, ink & Lattice die (Stampin Up!), Design paper (DCWV and Provocraft "Squashed pumpkin"), Leaf Punch (McGill), Sentiment (Unknown), Pearls (Recollections)



SUPPLIES: Card stock & Lattice die (Stampin Up!), Sentiment (Studio 112), Design Paper (Stash), Pearls (Recollections), Flower punch (Fiskars).

Thanks for stopping by!
Cara

The first set of cards were inspired by this card on Pintrist from hlkdownstairsdesigns.blogspot.com


cute fall card


The second set of cards were also inspired by a card on Pintrist ... sadly I can not locate the pin to give proper credit. I will keep looking though and update this post when I find I it again.

Baby makes us Happy!

Good morning everyone!
This month is Baby Safety Month so this weeks Clean and Simple Challenge is to create a CAS card or project that celebrates the things about Baby that make us happy!

Here is my card!




Supplies: Card stock, sentiment and image stamps and dazzling diamond glitter (Stampin Up!), Ink (Memories)

Come on by to see all the wonderful inspiration from the other Design Team members.
Maybe something will trigger your creative streak and you will play along with us.

You could win one of these fabulous prizes!

$15 store gift card from OOZAK
$15 store gift card from 7 KIDS COLLEGE FUND
$20.00 Value Gift Package of 20 Sheets of Cryogen Paper from THE PAPER TEMPTRESS 
3 free digi images from SQUIGGLEFLY
3 Prizes of 3 digis each of your choice from RICK ST. DENNIS
$10 store gift card from TOUCHED BY A BUTTERFLY 

Hugs! 
Cara

Friday, September 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello! Might as well admit to myself I am never going to post anything in a timely manner, but it does give me a goal to strive for :O)

This card is for the Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge which started Monday.



SUPPLIES: Card stock and sentiment (Stampin Up!), Embossing folder ("leaves" by Paper Studio), Swirl (Flowers & Vines #2 from Sizzix), Ink (Memories India Ink), Flower (Stash)

Come play along!
Cara

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Cropping for the Cause - Part 2

Here are the Christmas cards I managed to get made!
Both these cards were inspired by ones found on Pintrist!



SUPPLIES: Card stock (Stampin Up! and Paper Temptress), Design paper (Target $1 bin), Glitter paper (unknown as I borrowed a scrap from a friend), Snowflakes (die from Stampin Up!) Sentiment (Stampin Up!) Rhinestones (Stash), Embossing folders (D'vine Swirl from Cuttlebug & Sheet Music by Sizzix)

Thanks for stopping by!
Cara

Cropping for the cause - Part 1

Good afternoon ... I am playing catch up again.
A couple of weeks ago some friends and I participated in "Cropping for the Cause" event.
The proceeds will benefit a group that puts together bags for women who have, or are preparing to undergo surgery for breast cancer.
I have never participated in a crop event like this one. I didn't get a lot accomplished, but I had a fantastic time, made some new friends and received some lovely gifts just for coming. My friend won the raffle for a coach purse!
I am so looking forward to this event next year!

Here are two of the cards I managed to make between all the chatter and laughter!

Halloween Cards - inspired by one seen on Pintrist!





SUPPLIES: Card stock (Stampin Up!), Design Paper (Unknown - apparently I cut the mfg strip off before recording in :o[ ), Sentiments (Martha Stewart), Honeycomb die (Paper Trey Ink), Embossing border (Cuttlebug - Anne Griffin Acanthus), Skull (Cuttlebug skull with embossing folding), Spider (gift from friend - but I think she used a MS punch), Googlie eyes & Rhinestones (Stash)

Thanks for stopping by!
Cara

Sapphire

Good morning! Today is a new Clean and Simple Challenge at the Outlawz!

It's a September birthstone challenge. 
"Sapphire, the September birthstone, has been popular since the Middle Ages and, according to folklore, will protect your loved ones from envy and harm.  Medieval clergy wore sapphires to symbolize heaven, while commoners thought the gem attracted heavenly blessings".  This challenge is to make a monochromatic card using Sapphire Blue as the dominate color....keeping it CAS.

Here is my card for the challenge!



The mother/child image was given to me several years ago by a friend. I stamped with versamark onto glossy card stock, heat embossed with clear EP then lightly sponged with brilliant blue.

SUPPLIES: Stampin Up! (Ink), The Angel Company (Sentiment), Stash (Glossy card stock, image, sequins and clear embossing powder)

Please stop by top play along and take a chance at winning one of these fabulous prizes!

$15 store gift card from OOZAK
$15 store gift card from 7 KIDS COLLEGE FUND
$20.00 Value Gift Package of 20 Sheets of Cryogen Paper from THE PAPER TEMPTRESS 
3 free digi images from SQUIGGLEFLY
3 Prizes of 3 digis each of your choice from RICK ST. DENNIS
$10 store gift card from TOUCHED BY A BUTTERFLY 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Spring is in the air! - Outlawz CAS Challenge

Good morning my crafty friends!
Springs is in the air over at the Outlawz CAS Challenge this week!
Come play along and join in the fun!






SUPPLIES: Glossy card stock & DP (Unknown), Sentiment (The Angel Company), Lattice die (Stampin Up!), flower center (MS punch), Fireworks EF (Darice), Rhinestone bling (Unknown)


Please stop by to play along and take a chance at winning one of these fabulous prizes!

$15 store gift card from OOZAK
$15 store gift card from 7 KIDS COLLEGE FUND
$20.00 Value Gift Package of 20 Sheets of Cryogen Paper from THE PAPER TEMPTRESS 
3 free digi images from SQUIGGLEFLY
3 Prizes of 3 digis each of your choice from RICK ST. DENNIS
$10 store gift card from TOUCHED BY A BUTTERFLY 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Greetings of the Season!

My Christmas card pile is growing! with these two


SUPPLIES: Stampin Up! (Card stock, sentiment, ink & pearls), MS scoreboard, Stash (holly leaves and beads)


SUPPLIES: Stampin Up! (Card stock & Sentiment), Spellbinders (Poinsettia die), MS scoreboard, Stash (Pearls and glitter pen)

Thanks for stopping by!
Cara

Thankful for you!

***EDIT: this card was picked as a Clean and Simple (CAS) Favorite for the the week ending Sunday September 15,2013 at Splitcoaststampers . For more information click here: HERE

Working on Fall/Thanksgiving cards between Christmas cards


Supplies: Stampin Up! (Card stock, Sentiment & inks), Leaf punch (Marvy), Fiskars (Grass border punch) Wheat image unknown

The lead was created by punching a template then sponging into the card stock.

Thanks for stopping by!
Cara

Just a Note

 Good morning
This is a card I made during one of my Crafty Peep play dates.
I didn't finish it at the time ....




Supplies: Stampin Up! (Card stock, The Angel Company (Sentiment), HL Papercrafts (Design paper), Darice (Fireworks EF), Cuttlebug (Bit of Paisley EF), Sizzix (Flower die #2), Stash (Brad and white flower).

Thanks for stopping by!
Cara

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Something Fishy!

Goooood Morning everyone!
The newest posting for the Sunday Clean and Simple Challenge at the Outlawz is up and running.


The challenge this week is to create a CAS project or card using Marine Life.You can use anything that lives in or around water; fish, turtles whales, stingrays, crabs. You project can be any color, any theme.

Here is my card!


Supplies: Stampin up! (Cardstock and Fish image), The Angel Company (Sentiment), Cuttlebug (Tiny Bubbles embossing folder), Sizzix (Embossing diffuser plate), water color pencils, blender pen, gel pen & rhinestones

Please stop by top play along and take a chance at winning one of these fabulous prizes!

$15 store gift card from OOZAK
$15 store gift card from 7 KIDS COLLEGE FUND
$20.00 Value Gift Package of 20 Sheets of Cryogen Paper from THE PAPER TEMPTRESS 
3 free digi images from SQUIGGLEFLY
3 Prizes of 3 digis each of your choice from RICK ST. DENNIS
$10 store gift card from TOUCHED BY A BUTTERFLY 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Chillin Snoopy

I made this card for the Outlawz Greeting card challenge
The Theme is too celebrate National Dog Day.

I chose this Snoopy image -
I colored him with watercolor makers and a blender pen. then added paper glaze to the sun and his sunglasses.



Supplies:
Stampin Up!: Card stock, dies & punch stencil)
The Angel Company: Sentiment
Watercolor pencils
Blender pen
Paper Glaze
Memories India Ink

Thanks for looking!
Cara

A request from Misty Loges - Blogging it forward (FB)

Please, if you can take a few minutes to read this request from Misty Loges regarding a friend of hers.


"I know many of you are busy with holiday activities & getting ready for school. I do hope you can help me cheer a young man, who had a terrible accident, and is in hospital paralyzed from neck down. He has been making tiny improvements and is off ventilator. Of course we hope he will recover use of all limbs. But can y'all take time to send him a cheery card please? And feel free to share with other card makers. Thank you 


Brian Bannon C/O Cindy Chinquee, 243 Park St., Browns Mills, NJ 08015."


Thanks so much!

Cara

This is the card I will be sending to him.
The frogs were stamped onto the DP and then colored



Supplies:
Cardstock & Ink - Stampin Up!
Image - The Angel Company
Sentiment - Inkahootz!